Currently i am studying Fibre channel storage area networks from ISM second edition by wiley book. I am not able to understand fabric services and switched fabric login types. Can you please help me to understand it?
This answer comes from Debasish Chakrabarty on our Content Development Team:
Fibre Channel or FC is a high-speed network technology. FC networks support FC technology. An FC network consisting of one or more FC switches is known as fabric. All FC switches in a fabric provide a common set of services as defined in the FC standards. These services are available at certain predefined addresses. Some of these services are Fabric Login Server, Fabric Controller, Name Server, and Management Server.
Fabric login types:
Fabric services define three login types: